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Student's disappearance puts safety at forefront

BLOOMINGTON, IN (WTHR/CNN) – Some students at Indiana University is taking their personal safety into their own hands after the disappearance of a fellow student.

"We're just a little bit more careful now," said student Megan Hantz.

The disappearance of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer in early June has raised student concern about safety and affected behaviors all across Bloomington, IN.

Spierer's face is posted everywhere and it will become more prominent when her parents distribute new posters this weekend.

For the past two weeks police have been searching a Vigo County landfill for potential evidence. On campus, the University is holding sessions about safety.

Mace, pepper spray, even stun guns are flying off the shelves and into the hands of students.

"People obviously have developed a concern to find a way to protect themselves," said Bloomington Home Personal Security Store owner Jim Graham. "We're noticing parents coming in with their kids, you're going to carry this, you're going carry this, have this, and that sort of thing."

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